Jenna Nelson Patton

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Bangor, United States

10 years editing cookbooks and wellness. I work with new and award-winning writers.

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I am a book editor specializing in cookbooks, health, and wellness. I also work on projects that inspire readers to be creative, make lifestyle changes, and reach their goals. I have extensive experience with special diets (vegan, vegetarian, Keto, Paleo).

My aim is to make the editing process easy for you and tailored to your project. When you work with me, you’ll see that I truly enjoy what I do. Please see my portfolio for a sample of my recent projects.

Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Health & wellbeing

Certifications

  • PhD, Emory University
  • MA, Universite de Montreal
  • BA, University of Pittsburgh
  • Copyediting Certificate (UC San Diego Extension)
  • Indexing (UC Berkeley Extension)

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
May, 2009 – Present (over 9 years)

I am committed to building productive relationships with authors. My turnaround times are reliable, and I only take on projects that I have the skills and experience to do well. Please feel free to get in touch with me and tell me about your project.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

Bottom of the Pot: Persian Recipes and Stories

Naz Deravian

Naz Deravian lays out the multi-hued canvas of a Persian meal, with 100+ recipes adapted to an American home kitchen and interspersed with Naz's celebrated essays exploring the idea of home.

Naz Deravian lays out the multi-hued canvas of a Persian meal, with 100+ recipes adapted to an American home kitchen and interspersed with Naz's celebrated essays exploring the idea of home.

No Meat Athlete, Revised and Expanded: A Plant-Based Nutrition and Training Guide for Every Fitness Level—Beginner to Beyond [Includes More Than 60 Recipes!]

Matt Frazier, Matt Ruscigno

No Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, from starting block to finish line.No Meat Athlete combines proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer. The guide is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of... read more

No Meat Athlete is the plant-based guide you need to perform at your very best, from starting block to finish line.No Meat Athlete combines proven training plans, easy yet innovative recipes, and motivational stories into a unique fitness guide, healthy-living cookbook, and nutrition primer. The guide is perfect for all athletes, from beginner to elite, who want to enjoy the health benefits of... read more

The Joys of Jewish Preserving: Modern Recipes with Traditional Roots, for Jams, Pickles, Fruit Butters, and More--for Holidays and Every Day

Emily Paster

Learn about one of the most vital subtopics in Jewish cooking: preserved foodsJewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life, from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. In a significant sense, the Jewish tradition of preserved foods is a symb... read more

Learn about one of the most vital subtopics in Jewish cooking: preserved foodsJewish cooks, even casual ones, are proud of the history of preserved foods in Jewish life, from the time of living in a desert two millennia ago to the era in which Jews lived in European ghettoes with no refrigeration during the last century. In a significant sense, the Jewish tradition of preserved foods is a symb... read more

Delightful Desserts: The Secrets to Achieving Incredible Flavor in Your Sweet Treats

Jane Soudah

Dessert will never be the same again. Why settle for the same old lemon bars or chocolate cake? With Jane Soudah, winner of the Spring Baking Championship, you can have exceptionally bold, mind-blowing desserts. Jane shows readers how to create 60 incredibly delicious desserts with unexpected and amped up flavors. You can learn the secrets to boost the flavors in your baking, with each recipe ... read more

Dessert will never be the same again. Why settle for the same old lemon bars or chocolate cake? With Jane Soudah, winner of the Spring Baking Championship, you can have exceptionally bold, mind-blowing desserts. Jane shows readers how to create 60 incredibly delicious desserts with unexpected and amped up flavors. You can learn the secrets to boost the flavors in your baking, with each recipe ... read more

Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics: The Art of Spirited Drinks and Buzz-Worthy Libations

Warren Bobrow

Create your own cannabis infused cocktails!Combining cannabis and cocktails is a hot new trend, and Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics shows you how. Featuring a collection of 75 recipes of cannabis influenced cocktails and drinks; The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow will show you the essential instructions for de-carbing cannabis to release its full psychoactive effect. Learn the history... read more

Create your own cannabis infused cocktails!Combining cannabis and cocktails is a hot new trend, and Cannabis Cocktails, Mocktails & Tonics shows you how. Featuring a collection of 75 recipes of cannabis influenced cocktails and drinks; The Cocktail Whisperer Warren Bobrow will show you the essential instructions for de-carbing cannabis to release its full psychoactive effect. Learn the history... read more

Healing Herbal Infusions: Simple and Effective Home Remedies for Colds, Muscle Pain, Upset Stomach, Stress, Skin Issues and More

Colleen Codekas

As more people choose to live more naturally and take an active role in their health, herbalism has grown in popularity, and this book serves as wonderful introduction for the beginner. Infusions, made by steeping a botanical in liquid, are the easiest and safest ways to harness plants' healing properties. Herbalist and blogger Colleen Codekas has crafted the 75 most effective infusions to rem... read more

As more people choose to live more naturally and take an active role in their health, herbalism has grown in popularity, and this book serves as wonderful introduction for the beginner. Infusions, made by steeping a botanical in liquid, are the easiest and safest ways to harness plants' healing properties. Herbalist and blogger Colleen Codekas has crafted the 75 most effective infusions to rem... read more

Chinese Heritage Cooking From My American Kitchen: Discover Authentic Flavors with Vibrant, Modern Recipes

Shirley Chung

Top Chef finalist and seasoned restauranteur Shirley Chung brings new energy to traditional Chinese cuisine, transforming familiar staples into exciting, modern dishes. Born in Beijing, Shirley immigrated to California for college before following her passion to culinary school. She then opened successful restaurants such as the award-winning CarneVino, for the Batali Group, and Twenty-Eight, ... read more

Top Chef finalist and seasoned restauranteur Shirley Chung brings new energy to traditional Chinese cuisine, transforming familiar staples into exciting, modern dishes. Born in Beijing, Shirley immigrated to California for college before following her passion to culinary school. She then opened successful restaurants such as the award-winning CarneVino, for the Batali Group, and Twenty-Eight, ... read more

Badass Babes Workbook: Creative Exercises, Drawing Activities, Empowering Stories, and Fuel for Your Personal Revolution, inspired by 100 Trailblazing Women

Julie Van Grol

This interactive and empowering book highlights the accomplishments and messages of over 100 badass babes, including historical as well as contemporary figures, with prompts, art activities, and writing exercises that will encourage you to unearth, fuel, and cultivate your own inner superpowers, unleash your creativity, and find your voice.AS This engaging book shares interesting details about... read more

This interactive and empowering book highlights the accomplishments and messages of over 100 badass babes, including historical as well as contemporary figures, with prompts, art activities, and writing exercises that will encourage you to unearth, fuel, and cultivate your own inner superpowers, unleash your creativity, and find your voice.AS This engaging book shares interesting details about... read more

Acadiana Table: Cajun and Creole Home Cooking from the Heart of Louisiana

George Graham

Grab a seat at Acadiana Table and explore a cuisine and culture filled with flavor.In this 125-recipe, beautifully photographed regional cookbook, Louisiana native George Graham welcomes home cooks and food lovers to the world of Cajun and Creole cooking. The Acadiana region of southwest Louisiana, where this unique cuisine has its roots, is a journey into a fascinating culinary landscape. Fil... read more

Grab a seat at Acadiana Table and explore a cuisine and culture filled with flavor.In this 125-recipe, beautifully photographed regional cookbook, Louisiana native George Graham welcomes home cooks and food lovers to the world of Cajun and Creole cooking. The Acadiana region of southwest Louisiana, where this unique cuisine has its roots, is a journey into a fascinating culinary landscape. Fil... read more

Methods of Modern Homebrewing: The Comprehensive Guide to Contemporary Craft Beer Brewing

Chris Colby

Hey homebrewers―make better beer! Returning for his second book, Chris Colby highlights the modern brewing methods homebrewers use to make beer. From the basic procedures for making beer from malt extract to advanced all-grain techniques and tests for quality . . . This book is a beer geek’s dream!There is no book like this on the market and a brewer would have to pore through numerous brewing... read more

Hey homebrewers―make better beer! Returning for his second book, Chris Colby highlights the modern brewing methods homebrewers use to make beer. From the basic procedures for making beer from malt extract to advanced all-grain techniques and tests for quality . . . This book is a beer geek’s dream!There is no book like this on the market and a brewer would have to pore through numerous brewing... read more

Weeknight Cooking with Your Instant Pot: Simple Family-Friendly Meals Made Better in Half the Time

Kristy Bernardo

Bold & Delicious Flavors FastAnyone who owns an Instant Pot® knows that it’s a game changer in the kitchen, and Kristy Bernardo is here with 75 fresh ideas to inspire your cooking routine. This brilliant cookbook makes it easy to serve a flavorful home-cooked dinner even on your busiest days. The Instant Pot® transforms tough meats into tender bites in minutes, allowing you to enjoy your favor... read more

Bold & Delicious Flavors FastAnyone who owns an Instant Pot® knows that it’s a game changer in the kitchen, and Kristy Bernardo is here with 75 fresh ideas to inspire your cooking routine. This brilliant cookbook makes it easy to serve a flavorful home-cooked dinner even on your busiest days. The Instant Pot® transforms tough meats into tender bites in minutes, allowing you to enjoy your favor... read more

Quick Keto Meals in 30 Minutes or Less: 100 Easy Prep-and-Cook Low-Carb Recipes for Maximum Weight Loss and Improved Health

Martina Slajerova

The keto diet is being regarded as the go-to eating plan for weight loss, to keep blood sugar stable, or simply staying healthy.However, adapting recipes to make them keto-friendly means adding cooking time, preparation, and hard-to-find ingredients. Things that aren't possible when you need to get a meal on the table after a busy day -- and even keto followers can't live on avocados and bacon... read more

The keto diet is being regarded as the go-to eating plan for weight loss, to keep blood sugar stable, or simply staying healthy.However, adapting recipes to make them keto-friendly means adding cooking time, preparation, and hard-to-find ingredients. Things that aren't possible when you need to get a meal on the table after a busy day -- and even keto followers can't live on avocados and bacon... read more

The Dog Diet Answer Book: The Complete Nutrition Guide to Help Your Dog Live a Happier, Healthier, and Longer Life

Greg Martinez

Avoid the vet by learning how to treat your pup's symptoms and know that a better diet means a healthier, happier dog. Is your pup fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing the type of ingredients, calories, or moisture in your dog's diet. The Dog Diet Answer Book helps dog owners bett... read more

Avoid the vet by learning how to treat your pup's symptoms and know that a better diet means a healthier, happier dog. Is your pup fighting to feel better? Your dog's skin problems, ear infections, bowel issues, obesity, seizures, and bladder issues can often be treated by changing the type of ingredients, calories, or moisture in your dog's diet. The Dog Diet Answer Book helps dog owners bett... read more

Vegan Yack Attack on the Go!: Plant-Based Recipes for Your Fast-Paced Vegan Lifestyle [burst] •Quick & Easy •Portable •Make-Ahead •And More!

Jackie Sobon

If you're a vegan and frequently on the go, it can be hard to eat well while still maintaining your lifestyle. You need plant-based options you can make in advance, take with you, or prepare quickly and easily once you get home. Vegan Yack Attack on the Go has all of these scenarios covered and more. It's the cookbook you'll use over and over again, with recipes developed for real-life. Author... read more

If you're a vegan and frequently on the go, it can be hard to eat well while still maintaining your lifestyle. You need plant-based options you can make in advance, take with you, or prepare quickly and easily once you get home. Vegan Yack Attack on the Go has all of these scenarios covered and more. It's the cookbook you'll use over and over again, with recipes developed for real-life. Author... read more

The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, Revised Edition: The Surprising, Unbiased Truth about What You Should Eat and Why

Jonny Bowden

In this newly updated nutrition reference guide, acclaimed nutritionist and bestselling author Jonny Bowden debunks traditional food myths, saves the reputations of foods long suffering from bad publicity, and provides just the facts—so you can make good, health-conscious decisions about which foods you and your family should eat. You’ll learn the latest research on many of your favorite foods... read more

In this newly updated nutrition reference guide, acclaimed nutritionist and bestselling author Jonny Bowden debunks traditional food myths, saves the reputations of foods long suffering from bad publicity, and provides just the facts—so you can make good, health-conscious decisions about which foods you and your family should eat. You’ll learn the latest research on many of your favorite foods... read more

The Texas Slow Cooker: 125 Recipes for the Lone Star State's Very Best Dishes, All Slow-Cooked to Perfection

Cheryl Jamison

Even great cooks, such as Cheryl Jamison, one of the preeminent authorities on American regional cuisine and the author of many award-winning cookbooks, occasionally prefer the make-ahead convenience, easy cleanup, and depth of slow-cooked flavor that you get when you use a slow cooker.Co-author of the pioneering book Texas Home Cooking, Cheryl reveals in these pages that a stunning range of L... read more

Even great cooks, such as Cheryl Jamison, one of the preeminent authorities on American regional cuisine and the author of many award-winning cookbooks, occasionally prefer the make-ahead convenience, easy cleanup, and depth of slow-cooked flavor that you get when you use a slow cooker.Co-author of the pioneering book Texas Home Cooking, Cheryl reveals in these pages that a stunning range of L... read more

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Alyssa Cremeans

Jenna was a complete pleasure to work with. She gave me exactly what I wanted and worked very quickly with my timeline. She was professional, friendly, and highly efficient. But what I appreciated most about working with Jenna was her constant communication. I always knew exactly where we were in the process. Thanks for the great experience Jenna!

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Alyssa Cremeans, May 2017

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